National Campaign launched to close the immunization gap

H.E. Prime Minster of Timor-Leste, Dr Rui Maria de Araújo and H.E. Minister of Health, Dr Maria do Céu Sarmento Pina da Costa launched a National Measles, Rubella and Polio Immunization Campaign on July 13th 2015, supported by Measles and Rubella Initiative, WHO, UNICEF and global immunization partners. This campaign targets 500 000 children throughout the country. 20-30 per cent of children miss out on basic vaccines in Timor-Leste each year, leading to recurrent outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases. The National Measles, Rubella and Polio Immunization Campaign aims to close the immunization gap, strengthen the routine immunization program and improve child health

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